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Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm PST
according to both shell and the obama administration, and it turned out to be no match for the arctic. one of my colleagues put it quite well earlier today when he was talking about this can't be another paper exercise. they have to really dig into what happened here, and the secretary salazar said he didn't want to pre-suppose any inclusionsconclusions but it's hard to cool to any conclusion but that shell screwed up, and the arctic is no match for the technology they'll put up there. >> cenk: the arctic sounds like to "the young turks" too strong. i'm skeptical about the administration because i've seen when they've reallowed drilling in the gulf coast. well the safety precautions you know, it's a work in progress. that makes me really concerned. is my concern about the obama administration in this realm justified or not justified. >> totally justified. shell has a lot of egg on their face right now. but the fact of the matter is the obama administration pretty much okayed this operation. you look at what shell is trying to do. the whole process is a drilling incident and the obama
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Jan 10, 2013 8:00pm PST
this instance in particular, you saw the obama administration's desire not to have rick warren part two. that plagued him for weeks. weeks and weeks. and knowing how well the lbgt movement worked for the obama reelection campaign, there's no way they were interested in messing this up. there's a bottom line. lgbt helped get obama reelected and he knows that. >> cenk: i think you've hit on it exactly. that so how did they get him reelected? the lgbt community is strong, but not a high percentage of the voters. >> true. this is the most pro lbgt president we've ever had undoubtedly, by saying that you believes that all people should have the right to marry their partner, has been the most visible proponent of same-sex marriage on the planet, the most visible head of state on the planet. that message moved tons of people who were on the fence about obama reelection into the obama camp. that in spired a lot of fundraisers to really galvanize to open pockets and wallets. that brought him a lot of money. we reported that depending on who you're asking, one in five or one in six of the maj
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Jan 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
of healthcare in america. first, the good news. according to the obama administration the rate of increase in healthcare spending went up 3.9% in 2011. a mall amount. it's the same increase that we saw in 2009 and 2010. for the record those are the lowest up ticks in more than half a century. pretty good. now for the bad news. anthem blue cross wants to hike their premiums by 26%. insurers in florida and ohio have already increased patients' rates by 20%. how is this happening and what can be done to stop it? we're going to put those questions to dave jones, who is leading the charge against the wild rate hikes that the insurance companies are planning. he's coming to us from sacramento. dave welcome inside "the war room." >> a pleasure to be with you jennifer. >> jennifer: tell us for people who have not been following this, why are these rate hikes happening in some states and not in others? >> the problem in california and other states is that there is nothing in the affordable care act or in state law that gives the insurance regulator the authority to reject excessive health
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Jan 10, 2013 3:00am PST
to the obama administration. >> peter: speaking of people who we don't hold in such high regard... aig yesterday. we've talked a lot about this lawsuit. they're suing the government after the government bailed them out, they're saying they maybe robbed them of some money. >> bill: their investors. >> peter: whether or not the current leadership of aig would get involved in the lawsuit. yesterday they said you know what? we're going to stay away from this one. very smart. nobody tackled this better than the daily show with john stuart. of course, he had something to say about it last night. >> what aig is doing, is shock. they put the a in [ bleep ] >> peter: joe biden is meeting with walmart about gun control. he's been tasked with handling gun control. he's going to do something about gun control. i think it is great that joe biden is taking this on and we're going to talk about that in just a few moments. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> on this thursday, three other things you need to know before you head out the door. baseball's hall of fame elections held
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Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >> apparently. i have been completely befuddled by the obama administration's approach to this. i've always really wanted to know what are the politics that we're not seeing that led them to go after all of the dispensaries in california. >> john: let's assume it was re-election. >> i don't believe it was. >> john: now that he's got the gig, he suggested he would revisit american drug policy in his second term. do you think there is any chance a sane approach will be taken? >> no. because there are so many other things that will be on his agenda. he's not getting to this. but that does not explain why -- he made the statement at the beginning, this was not a big deal to him. he was going to leave it alone. i was in california. you were in california. they went right after this. i want to know why. there is an answer to this. we've never found out what it is. >> john: if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. i need to have some positive news here. i want to bring up a good story i heard this week. a court decided today that lgbt troops discharg
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Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
herring or at least an unimportant factor but the obama administration is reaching out to jewish groups to get his nomination. do you think statements related to israel are going to pose a problem for him? >> i don't know. i think it will cause some problems yes. it will probably lose him some votes, but i have been under the spotlight a lot less in my life than you have or senator hagel and i have had things come out not quite right, and the question is whether he would have israel's back as defense secretary. and i would like to hear some details on if he would. i think israel does need to rethink it's settlements policy but he would not have a big role in those decisions anyway. he has to help israel's military be strong enough to defend their security. >> jennifer: there was another important nomination today which was john brennan being nominated to head the cia. your take on him given his criticism on the use of interrogation techniques. >> i think he'll get a knew criticisms from the left but these will be from democrats who don't want to see president obama's nomination defeated
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Jan 10, 2013 6:00am PST
, everybody president obama will announce he is nominating jack lou as his new chief secretary. lou most recently a chief of staff deeply involved in administration negotiations over the fiscal cliff and raising the debt ceiling, the latter being a congressional fight with republicans. he is also going to have to kind a way to fight the automatic spending cuts. hilda solis has announced she was stepping down. she was the nation's first hispanic to hold that cabinet position. she appeared on bill press monday and gave no indication at the time that she might be leaving so long. >> i'm here today. i enjoy working with everybody. >> her departure adds to the mounting criticism of the obama administration for now seeming to stack its cabinet with men. all of the recent nominations are white males. as for who will remain eric holder is going to stay on for a second term and secretary of veteran at fairs. we're back after the break. stay with us. ♪ alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're hone
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Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
in my estimation. so i think this is as much about precluding where they see the obama administration going as it is about this nomination. >> john: and that he wants to change the pentagon on an constitutional level. joe, your thoughts? >> well, my thoughts, yes that's exactly right. he's going to change the pentagon as an institution because as a former senator he knows the ins and outs of how the budget process works knows how to get the numbers down. he and obama are kindred spirits. and they both kind of have the same world-view. they both are willing to be contrary to their own party loyalties. they're both willing to do the tough decisions to make decisions that won't necessarily be popular with their own people and get it done for the good of the country. so i think hagel brings credibility to that position, not only as somebody who has been a long-time public servant but someone who understands military culture and who has actually been there. that credibility is going to go a long way. i think from the white house perspective this could be a bit of muscle flexing for the second-te
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Jan 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> cenk: that's all under the obama administration. the evil corporate obama administration, and their profits went up each year. >> blame the insurance company. if you want to blame somebody, blame the insurance companies. they are the ones who are jacking up your rates. >> cenk: they're doing it before the heart of affordable care act has started yet. >> they're using it as an excuse. don't buy the propaganda. >> cenk: great work. thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. now when we come back, we've told you about climate change.. mississippi is at record low amounts, and then fires droughts disasters. we'll talk about it when we come back. >> flames devouring homes. smoke kangaroo hopping through a charred moonscape. carl. >> well man, this is the last you'll see. >> the pictures coming out of australia are apocalyptic. flames devouring homes. blossoms of smoke. a lone kangaroo hopping through a charred moonscape. it's so hot that the government had to change it's forecast map adding new shades of purple for temperatures possibly hitting 130 degrees. >> cenk: and in fact next wee
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Jan 8, 2013 9:00pm PST
. the problem in the inconsistency in the obama administration, why did it take the aclu to take this to court? >> why indeed. >> john: trisha, i have a question for you. according to ppp congress now has a favorable rating of 9%. chlamydia is at 12%. why is congress's rating this low after bringing us back from the fiscal cliff? >> i think any time you consistently see petty self-interests ideological warfare, no interest in the common good and a profound disengagement from the everyday citizen who is suffering enormously. i'm not talking just about the very, very bottom. i'm talking all the way through all of the class -- very class ranks up until the lofty 5%. everyone below that is in such deep crisis that any time you see this kind of jockeying and supporting policies for mobility for wealth for the rich, it is devastating. i think people are sick of it. they see it over and over and over. they've had enough. they would rather have chlamydia. how bad can you be? >> john: trisha rose, they would rather have chlamydia than like their congressman. i can't top that. forbes contributo
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Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
. everybody is waiting for the obama scandal in the first administration. it never came around. he has been able to do things that other presidents have not been able to do. if he could book end it, that would be amazing. obama has had to deal the right wing noise machine and fox news and how they're trying to gum up the works. they're trying to do anything like the g.o.p. drag everything down, fight every nomination. obama is really fighting forces we've never seen unleashed on a president before. we can't just talk about congress. he's fighting very well oiled well financed attack machine and noise machine. he's doing very five years into this game. >> that pivots back to the house where the republican can control, and the president can get a vote unless john boehner said there is a majority of republicans who will join this. most republicans support gun control. how do you get a vote in the house when you have so many house members who are afraid to go against rush limbaugh, hannity and all the rest. can you make john boehner the issue and take back control maybe, but that's not easy. >>
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Jan 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
obama administration. i think it's an opportunity for us all to raise hell about the issue and demand that the senate in the confirmation hearings ask him questions about the program. >> cenk: i suspect senator widen will have some objections. i suspect, and then we'll be done. we'll get massively outvoted. what does that tell us about the state of the democratic party when the democratic president takes a guy considered so loathsome that he could not nominate to be head of the c.i.a. in 2009 because of torture-related issues, now nominates him and will get the democratic party to go along with it. >> i think it's an indication of why partisan politics has its limitations and why it's important that people who care fundfundamentalfundamentally about issues be and we should have learned from the lgbt community there is one way that government responds, that is pressure. when people talked to me and said please tell obama this, please tell obama that. the notion that we have that kind of power is only a little bit misleading, but on the security issue it does not make sense. >> c
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Jan 10, 2013 9:00pm PST
think we'll see the obama administration responding to this responsibly. >> hooray. >> john: hilda solis is resigning. we'll see if there is a female nominee for labor. i hope they're going to get the message. you mentioned great leadership. i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. [ laughter ] >> john: while we have time, speaking of america's sweetheart now donald rumsfeld is releasing a book called rumsfeld's rules. i think it is about don't call the guy for three days after the date. it is his little witticisms, i think we have a few of them lined up here. but it is donald rumsfeld more or less got a second book deal. a seven-figure deal on this. phillip roth can't get a book deal. >> snooki got a book deal. >> john: it is really cute. i'm sure guys will buy it for their dads if there are no new clancy books. >> that's such a nuanced question. i think that that's like such a ridiculous spectrum. it is stunning. i'm going to start with it is stunning to go to a 7-figure book deal. i have no idea. >> it is going to be porn and he's going to call it "50 shades of denial." he's going
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Jan 14, 2013 3:00am PST
may not be the obama administration's fault. it may be a fault of why aren't these women being promoted more to begin with why is sus afternoon rice pretty much the only person being mentioned for secretary of state? there should be more women since women make up more than half the population. it's getting better that they are at least mentioned for many. for many years obviously there were no women in the cabinet. but it's not good enough. i think the obama administration is saying we are noticing you are not putting women in, i think is important. >> amanda, why didn't we see the same kind of reaction particularly from the right, you know, when bush was approximatelypresident? i found it kind of striking yesterday on "meet the press"that, you know, mike murphy and hailee barber were making shots. >> on diversity. >> exactly. it's just -- it kind of begs the question of credibility from the attackers. >> uh-huh. >> do you think it's a fair point? >> well, i think that -- i mean this may say a lot about the republican party but not as much as -- not as much as expected from the
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Jan 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
has been the chief of staff to the vice president gore two administrations, vice president gore and vice president biden and he is trusted by the president. denis i don't know as well. he's respected and experiment in foreign policy and worked with president obama going back to the first campaign where he advised him on foreign policy and he worked for senator daschle. the president has two great choices. either one is prepared to be chief of staff. >> jennifer: like you i know ron kliani more than denis and i think he'll be fabulous. these first appointments are all white males. my feeling is we haven't seen the finality of the appointments yet. >> yes, the president demonstrated in the first administration's its commitment to diversity. the first point was the supreme court. he appointed two women and the first hispanic member of the court. i think you'll see when the president fills his cabinet and staff, it will be america at its best diversity. >> jennifer: there is news that some people say is president obama most controversial cabinet member were the perspective of congress w
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Jan 7, 2013 6:00am PST
out today from the migration policy institute says the obama administration spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement last fiscal year and that amount, get this, is more than the budgets than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined. nonpartisan think tank focuses on global immigration issues and the report found that u.s. government has spent more than $187 billion on immigration enforcement laws since 1986 and since then, there have been more immigration-related criminal prosecutions than cases generated by the justice department. npi concludes because of the money spent the actions taken and the case volume, it is fair to say the obama administration has made immigration enforcement its highest criminal law enforcement priority. >>> the administration's economic priority right now is the raising of the debt ceiling. u.s. has gotta lift it by the end of february or early march or else it will default on its fiscal obligations. this should be a routine exercise but republicans once again are threatening to hold the debt limit increase hostage in exchange for spendi
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Jan 11, 2013 3:00am PST
torture or whether they got information from the obama administration classified information they shouldn't have. and will this hurt its chances in the academy awards? 1-866-55-press. we'll be back. talking movies on the "full court press." >> announcer: this is the "full court press." the "bill press show" live on your radio and on current tv. stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. i want the people who watch our show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. >> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: hey 13 minutes before the top of the hour, nothing better on a friday than to think about what we're doing this weekend. movies, still a big part of our lives, especially aroun
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Jan 8, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> stephanie: all rights were circulating, and he said while he is flattered to be considered, the obama administration would result in [ inaudible ] he say oh and there's not a chance i would be confirmed. >> well, there's that. >> stephanie: can you imagine. right-wing heads just exploding. [ explosion ] >> yeah. >> stephanie: he said it would reduce [ inaudible ] publicly what i really think, so -- yeah. but it would have just been for the speaking of people pooping their pants, just for that alone it would have been exciting. chuck hagel yesterday. >> mr. president i'm grateful for this opportunity to serve our country again. and especially its men and women in uniform and their families. these are people who give so much for this nation every day with such dignity and selflessness. this is particularly important at a time as we complete our mission in afghanistan and support the troops and military families who have sacrificed so much over more than a decade of war. >> stephanie: james hormel put out a statement senator hagels apology is significant. while the timing of peer self-se
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
: see you see what you did there? wee! okay. the president yesterday. >> obama: we are gathering data for example, on guns that fall into the hands of criminals, and how we track that more effectively. there may be some steps we can take administratively as opposed to through legislation. >> stephanie: right. and from that the right extrapolated that he is going door to door to take your guns. [ pounding ] >> stephanie: the president again yesterday. >> obama: the things i have said in the past the belief that we have to have stronger background checks; that we can do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them, an assault weapons ban that is meaningful. those are things i continue to believe makes sense. >> they are coming for our guns! >> stephanie: right. right. yes. >> sound the alarm. >> stephanie: and mayor bloomberg yesterday. >> enough is enough. it's time for the white house and congress to put public health above special interest politics. >> yeah. i'm glad they are looking at it as a public
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Jan 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
afghanistan is far from over, the effort to wind the war down is picking up speed. president obama held the news conference with afghan president hamid karzai it followed two days of talks between karzai and top administration officials including secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense leon panetta. president obama reported that american troops would continue to fight along side afghans until 2014 when the war would be over. but it would about to change. >> obama: let me say it as plainly as i can. starting this spring our troops will have a different mission. training advising, assisting afghan forces. it will be an historic moment. and another step towards full afghan sovereignty, something that i know president karzai cares deeply about, as do the afghan people. >> john: for his part, president karzai praised the agreement we reached with mr. obama and highlighted peace talks that are supposed to provide a political solution to the conflict. >> we also agreed on the steps that should be taking in the peace process. we agreed on allowing the taliban office in
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